Hi! I am so glad you found your way here. I hope this letter gives you some ideas of what types of things I like and don’t like in general, and know that while I stuck with canon-based ideas in my submission suggestions, those are all definitely optional. If you have an idea for an AU or off-the-wall scenario or future fic that you are dying to see with the characters I asked for, go for it. I want you to have fun writing and not to stress it – I want you to enjoy yourself.
I’m a character-driven, relationship focused story fan, so if you stick with that – from a small friendship story to epic slash romance – I will love it. I love all types of intimacy from gen to explicit erotica; my favorite kink is D/s, and I also like hurt/comfort.
I love worldbuilding, and all of the fandoms I’ve asked for involve rich worlds to explore. You can also build yourself a new one with alternate histories and timelines, or make them all members of the same band. Feel free to bring in other characters if you want, including original characters; my selected characters should be the focus, but that doesn’t mean they are all alone in the world.
Unless the apocalypse happened. In which case, heck yeah! I’d love to read that story. As you can see from my selections this year, I’m a big urban fanstasy fan, so you get to play with both magic and science as much as you want.
Tropes I love: First times, teasing, banter, dark pasts, found families, self-realization, wistful regret, pining, old hurts, second chances, dreams, romance without schmoop, adventure, ass kicking, angst, exotic settings, outsider POV, wacky undercover situations, steampunk, horror, other worlds, whumpage, hurt/comfort, themes about trust and love.
I do have some dislikes: heavy illness (cancer, AIDS, etc), pregnancy, public humiliation/embarrassment, death and permanent disability. Not that I think you'd write that for yuletide, but I wanted to get it out there anyway. I'm not keen on first person POV or all dialog stories, though I am fine with a story narrated by an original character, animal companion, or inanimate object.
I’ll try to give you a little more background on what I like in my chosen fandoms
Enjoy writing your story and I'm sure I'll love reading it. All of the details are optional, and I’m happy to leave specifics up to you. Like I said, I love these characters and I'll love whatever you choose to write in any of these fandoms. I'm really looking forward to it!